Thus, it is one of the steepest trails anywhere. Cultus Lake and Mount Baker are also prominently featured from the viewpoint. But for those brave enough to take on the challenge, this trail is one of the gems of Oregon's Coast Range. At a paintbrush/desert parsley meadow, there are open views to the west. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Elk Mountain is not a prominent peak in the Olympic Range, but it provides a great turnaround spot for someone who wants an easy day or afternoon hike on their first day in the park. ft.) lot listed for sale on 8/23/2019. Elk Mountain is not a prominent peak in the Olympic Range, but it provides a great turnaround spot for someone who wants an easy day or afternoon hike on their first day in the park. Helpful. Elk Mountain Trail , Littleton, CO 80127 is a vacant lot listed for-sale at $99,900. The hike itself begins with a steady incline up the mountain through a beautifully forested area. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. They are lower elevation than Mount Hood hikes so they are possible in … Forty minutes up and thirty minutes down. Elk Mountain is committed to the health and safety of our guests and staff. © Copyright 2018 Elk Mountain Ski Resort. Download the free Quanah Mountain topo map. After 32 years of offering the best in western pleasure trail riding, we are sadly announcing the close of Elk Mountain Trails as of May 1. It takes place entirely above treeline, as the Obstruction Point parking area is at 6100'. There are breathtaking view of Grand County at the top above the tree line. Date of experience: July 2018. The path drops to a saddle again, and then you’re ascending to get views to the east across a stand of alders. Elk Mountain Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tzeachten 13, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is in good condition and leads up to Elk Mountain and the old lookout, winding through dense forests with lupine covered slopes and wide meadows. We’ve been named Best Overall Mountain in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and as soon as you set foot on Elk Mountain, you’ll understand why. Scramble through a narrow cleft, and climb up another steep section of trail to get more views. There are several trails on and around Elk Meadow. Read more. The trail switchbacks, and you'll see large decaying stumps left from the Tillamook Burn. Additionally, for someone with time to spare, the hike continues on to Deer Park, a campsite in the Northeastern side of ONP, or down into Grand Valley and beyond. This hike is not for the faint of heart, but its one-of-a-kind views are exceptional. For the Elk Mountain hike, start just past the Elk Creek Campground. The trail starts off level in a mixed forest until you get to a patrol cabin. From here, you'll get your first view of the summit of Elk Mountain. Elk Mountain is the undisputed leader when it comes to challenge and terrain near the Poconos. Drive another 5.8 miles through the scenic valley and in the gap between Elk Knob and Snake Mountain, turn right into the park. The trail drops to a small saddle, and then rises precipitously again for more views. Descend steeply to a saddle, and then head steeply up again. Clocking in at around 4 hours return it is an easy day hike offering beautiful views of the Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains. [I say "lesser" only because it is not very well known or a sought after summit; at 6764' it is by no means lesser among the Olympics!] Elk Mountain is one of the not so hidden-hidden gems in Chilliwack, BC. Washington Trails Association 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 625-1367. With more than 2 Elk Mountain trails covering 26 miles, you’re bound to find a perfect trail like the Laramie River Greenbelt Trail or Medicine Bow Rail Trail. The trail begins and remains in the forest for the first hour, with a friendly uphill grade. Elk Mountain is one of the not so hidden-hidden gems in Chilliwack, BC. Two Elk via Bowman's is one of the areas best longer rides, shuttled by many via Shrine Pass Rd our of Red Cliff. We have hiked up Elk mountain in Chilliwack region on 4th June 2016. Switchback to get more open views and keep steeply up. The trail starts off level in a mixed forest until you get to a patrol cabin. The last mile of this trail is over rock outcrops and there are few trail markers other than rock cairns. Mileage: 2.5 miles up and down Directions. The trail head begins 2-3km AFTER the 7/7 marker, and is noticeable with some parking and a large sign with a map of the trail. All Rights Reserved. Elk Mountain is located in the southern part of Glacier National Park. Reaching around 1500m in only 3.5 km, this trail is steep, but beautiful forest and mountain views help take your mind off the incline. It is strictly hiking only upon turning NE headed toward the mountain summit (35% grade) on the Elk Mountain Trail #111.1. The hike may be a relatively short one, but the views are incredible! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail is in good condition and leads up to Elk Mountain and the old lookout, winding through dense forests with lupine covered slopes and wide meadows. Rest there and enjoy the view of the Fraser Valley, but don't quit yet. Elk Mountain and Kings Mountain are two popular hiking destinations in the Oregon Coast range. Hiked up Elk Mountain halfway. Elk mountain is on the left/north side of the trail about 1.8 miles or so from the trailhead, and is a short scramble from the trail. Take in the great views to Kings Mountain across the forested bowl between the two peaks. This moderate trail traverses a ridgeline up and down all the way to Maiden Peak. Elk Knob State Park Hiking and great views in the Amphibolite Mountains FIND THE TRAILHEAD. ELK MOUNTAIN TRAILS. Then head up steeply on a rocky spine to a clifftop viewpoint over Highway 6 and the Wilson River. Then you drop down the side of the ridge below a rocky outcrop. Going down, it's much harder to keep your footing and yourself upright! Views to … A view of Elk Mountain along the Elk Mountain Trail in Glacier National Park. Elk Mountain is a "lesser" peak within Olympic National Park. The Elk Mountain Trail is located 8.5 miles from Cache, Oklahoma (OK) in Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. Groningen, The Netherlands 14 contributions 9 helpful votes. With 180 skiable acres and 27 trails, skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will feel right at home on the mountain. Explore the best trails in Elk Mountain, Wyoming on TrailLink. Whitened snags from the Tillamook Burn remind you that this area was once incinerated by one of the most intense fires in Oregon history. It is strictly hiking only upon turning NE headed toward the mountain summit (35% grade) on the Elk Mountain Trail #111.1. Share. While certainly not one of the Park's major mountains, this mountain proved to be an enjoyable hike and the summit views of the surrounding area are extremely rewarding. #647B is a 0.3 mile trail heading east to Bluegrass Ridge Trail #647. The Elk Mountain Trail climbs over 3,000 vertical feet in 2.5 miles... so you'd better be in shape! This page was last modified on 18 November 2020, at 21:36. There are two trails out of the trailhead. Washington Trails Association 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 625-1367. This moderate trail traverses a ridgeline up and down all the way to Maiden Peak. Contact Us. The path levels on a shady ridge, from which it’s a short hop up to the summit. The trail leaves the junction continuing south on the ridge for the next 4.1 miles to the north end of Elk Meadows and the junction with Elk Meadows-Bluegrass Tie #647B (5,120’). [Have I stated that yet...?] The old snags are now shaded by Douglas-fir, ocean spray, red huckleberry, and bracken. Elk Mountain – 6.6mi / 10.6. While certainly not one of the Park's major mountains, this mountain proved to be an enjoyable hike and the summit views of the surrounding area are extremely rewarding. Please be aware that exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present. Fairly easy hike for most of the way but it gets a little steep (with loose mud) in the last quarter. From this parking area, follow the trail east as it embarks on the second phase of the hike in a summit bid for Elk Mountain. Reaching the summit of Elk Mountain is an arduous task. Now on the Elk Mountain Trail, expect moderate to steep grades for roughly a mile as you ascend through rocky outcroppings and patches of woodland. The rewards are great, however, with far-reaching views down the Wilson River valley and lots of hanging wildflower meadows. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Just past the cabin, the trail begins climbing through the trees and does not let up for almost 2.5 miles until you reach the top. Elk Mountain Hike. Just past the cabin, the trail begins climbing through the trees and does not let up for almost 2.5 miles until you reach the top. We’ve been named Best Overall Mountain in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and as soon as you set foot on Elk Mountain, you’ll understand why. The hike to the summit of Elk Mountain gives you an elevation gain of about 2,000 feet in about a mile and a half. Elk Mountain Hiking Trail, Chilliwack: See 24 reviews, articles, and 19 photos of Elk Mountain Hiking Trail, ranked No.9 on Tripadvisor among 47 attractions in Chilliwack. The trail climbs nearly 2,000 feet in less than 2 miles, and the steepness is compounded by loose footing almost the entire way. Clocking in at around 4 hours return it is an easy day hike offering beautiful views of the Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains. The trail levels on a Douglas-fir ridge with a 2,500 foot sign near a waterless campsite. By coming to Elk Mountain, you acknowlege and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with your attendance as we have explained them to you. Everything I had read mentioned that Elk Mountain was one of the more difficult climbs in the greater Portland area and it boasted a 2,000 foot gain in less than 1.5 miles. There are breathtaking view of Grand County at the top above the tree line. Come experience the Elk Mountain difference. Elk Mountain Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Indiahoma, Oklahoma that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. good trail, easy to follow leads up Elk Mountain, wildflowers are great in the early summer. It is with heavy hearts and many tears that we have made this decision, in part by the present Pandemic and in part by deciding it is time for us to retire. Elk Mountain. We didnt have time for the summit but it was a sunny day and we needed some exercise. Contact Us. Typically referred to separately as Two Elk and Two Elk East, with the division at Two Elk Pass sign and the Bowman's Shortcut intersection. It's unlikely you'll encounter other hikers as you pull yourself up the ridge's path. Elk Mountain Trail Is A Low-Key Oklahoma Hike That Has An Amazing Payoff Hiking in Oklahoma is all about the views. You'll drop to another little saddle and then continue steeply up. From this parking area, follow the trail east as it embarks on the second phase of the hike in a summit bid for Elk Mountain. The trail rises in lush woods under a canopy of red alder before a steeper section takes you to the Wilson River-Elk Mountain Trail Junction after 0.2 miles. Elk Mountain Topo Elk Mountain is located in the southern part of Glacier National Park. hit the trails. 1987-2020. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow… Drop a little, and then find your way up a short scramble section. After driving the winding Obstruction Point Road, you'll start this great hike from the Obstruction Point trailhead. Views to the Northeast are dominated by Little Dog Mountain. Once at the top, you may wish to continue farther, so consider the Elk Mountain Loop Hike or the Elk Mountain-Kings Mountain Loop Hike. You should evaluate your own level of risk when determining whether or not to visit Elk Mountain. While waiting for the next available Wind Cave Tour, we hiked the Elk Mountain Nature Trail. The hike to the summit of Elk Mountain in Glacier National Park is a relatively short but grueling day hike, where the trail climbs 3,004 vertical feet in 2.6 miles. Here, go right (it's 1.4 miles to the summit) in a Douglas-fir, vine maple, salal, and sword fern woodland. Take the Badger Valley trail to the east for a short time rounding Elk Mountain … If you’re unfamiliar with Elk Mountain, we recommend transitioning through the various levels of difficulty—beginning with the trails marked “Easier.” At times, the Slalom trail may be closed to the general public for race events. Now on the Elk Mountain Trail, expect moderate to steep grades for roughly a mile as you ascend through rocky outcroppings and patches of woodland. Christine Patina wrote a review Nov 2018. With 27 trails ranging from green to blue to black diamond, skiers and snowboarders of all ages and experience levels can find the trail that’s right for them and enjoy their time on the mountain in the beauty and splendor of the Endless Mountains, just north of the Poconos. On the way up to Elk Mountain in Glacier Park, you'll get a great view of Mount Saint Nicholas to the north. Conditions do vary and change because of weather changes and skier use. Elk Mountain – 6.6mi / 10.6 This hike is not for the faint of heart, but its one-of-a-kind views are exceptional. Sign the Mazamas summit register, and take care on the return down the steep trail. The Elk Mountain lookout provides an endless view that is hard to beat. Get Trail News Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. Elk Mountain is a popular hike in Chilliwack. Take the Elk Mountain/Wilson River Trail up past a sign. After a short 1.2 a mile walk where you cross some train tracks, you encounter the cutoff and begin to gain the 3,000 feet over the next 2.5 miles. The tread is narrow and, in places, slippery with gravel while there are several short but steep ups and downs. The top of Elk Mountain offers a spectacular view of Chilliwack, Cultus Lake, and the surrounding Fraser Valley area. Take the Badger Valley trail to the east for a short time rounding Elk Mountain but make sure you don't descend into the valley. The trails are a little more rugged than typical Columbia River Gorge or Mount Hood trails. Serviceberry blooms here in the spring, and tiger lilies display in early summer. Check for snow levels before attempting this hike in winter; do not attempt this hike when it's icy. It is best accessed from the Obstruction Point Trailhead and is a relatively simple two mile hike from the parking lot. This page has been accessed 109,106 times. The Elk-Thurston Trail takes hikers 4 km, uphill to an incredible viewpoint overlooking the Fraser Valley. Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. With 180 skiable acres and 27 trails, skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels will feel right at home on the mountain. After driving the winding Obstruction Point Road, you'll start this great hike from the Obstruction Point trailhead. The road continues over a bridge to a parking area. Reaching around 1500m in only 3.5 km, this trail is steep, but beautiful forest and mountain views help take your mind off the incline. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. It is a well-marked, moderate trail, that meanders through varying terrains and was much longer than we anticipated. Get Trail News Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. A FINAL FAREWELL. From the US 421/NC 194 junction in Boone, take NC 194 north for 4.3-miles and turn left on Meat Camp Road*. Elk Mountain is the undisputed leader when it comes to challenge and terrain near the Poconos. The trail is wide and easy to navigate but the top section is very steep and the loose dirt is very slippery. trail has no water sources so come prepared. Elk Mountain Trail (107) provides a hike that takes only a few hours and is fairly easy. After the hour mark you'll hit the good steep stuff. You'll reach the first major lookout on Elk mountain in somewhere between 1.5 to 2 hours. Kings Mountain, Elk Mountain & Elk Creek Trails (Oregon Department of Forestry), Elk Mountain Out-and-Back (Hiking Project), Elk Mountain Hike, Tillamook Forest (Muddy Camper), "Elk Mountain is a tough little hike with outstanding Coast Range views" (Oregon Live), https://www.oregonhikers.org/w/index.php?title=Elk_Mountain_Hike&oldid=95892, Seasons: All year, depending upon winter snowfall. A quick note for driving to the trailhead - the city of Chilliwack has installed signs leading to Elk mountain saying "Elk Mountain 1/7" and so forth to help guide you. Bring a windbreaker as there are cold, choppy winds at the mountain’s peak, dropping the air temperature by 20° on a warm summer day. Elk Mountain is a prominent mountain summit in the Rabbit Ears Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America.The 11,424-foot (3,482 m) peak is located in Arapaho National Forest, 12.9 miles (20.8 km) northwest by west (bearing 301°) of the Town of Granby in Grand County, Colorado, United States. 2020. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Compare elevation, range, calories and other trail metrics. Elk Mountain Hike. You start out at an out of the way trailhead a few miles shy of Marias Pass on the west side in an area called Snowslip. Bring a windbreaker as there are cold, choppy winds at the mountain’s peak, dropping the air temperature by 20° on a warm summer day. Elk Mountain (Summit Post) Adventure on Elk Mountain (Linda's Lens) Elk Mountain Out-and-Back (Hiking Project) Elk Mountain Hike, Tillamook Forest (Muddy Camper) Elk Mountain (Cascade Ramblings) "Elk Mountain is a tough little hike with outstanding Coast Range views" (Oregon Live) View detailed trail descriptions, trail maps, reviews, photos, trail itineraries, directions and more on TrailLink. We enjoyed the natural beauty of the area, including the wildlife Formerly an old lookout, Elk Mountain is a short but formidable hike. Additionally, for someone with time to spare, the hike continues on to Deer Park, a campsite in the Northeastern side of ONP, or down into Grand Valley and beyond. You know when you are halfway when you … The last mile of this trail is over rock outcrops and there are few trail markers other than rock cairns. 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